An innovative open access publishing platform

Children with Cancer UK has partnered up with AMRC Open Research. This innovative publishing platform will allow our researchers to publish any research output rapidly and, in an author led and open manner.

What is AMRC Open Research?

AMRC Open Research is the open access publishing platform for work funded by participating AMRC (Association of Medical Research Charities) member charities. The platform is hosted and manged by F1000 Research and enables researchers to publish any research output quickly and without editorial bias based on perceived impact. The platform gives researchers increased control over the publishing process and provides a hub for all data and outputs from charity funded research. Through AMRC Open Research you can publish any aspect of your research, including research articles, posters, slides, protocols, methods, data etc. The platform has an open peer review process, allowing for an open and constructive dialogue reviewers and authors, aiding research integrity and transparency. All articles benefit from rapid publication, transparent peer review and editorial guidance on making all source data openly available. It is not mandatory to publish on AMRC Open Research, and we do not expect our researchers to always choose this publication platform. However, we do hope that by providing this option we can remove some of the barriers faced by researchers when attempting to publish their work in traditional journals.

Why publish on AMRC Open Research?

  • Low cost– the article processing costs are low (£920 or less) compared to other hybrid or open access journals.
  • Fast – articles can be published within a week, and other research outputs can be published within days.
  • Inclusive– no editorial decisions are made based on the topic or perceived impact of the work, meaning that negative and null results are encouraged. In addition, a wide range of research outputs can be published, including protocols, methods, data, notes, posters, slides, and documents.
  • Transparent – open, invited peer review by experts follows publication and all comments, responses and revisions are published alongside the article. This helps to bring constructive discussion to the peer review process.
  • Reproducible– source data is published alongside articles, helping to accelerate scientific progress.
  • Open– everyone can access the content on the platform, maximising the impact of published research.

How does it work?

For Articles:
  • Submission is via a single page submission system. The in-house editorial team carries out a comprehensive set of prepublication checks to ensure that all policies and ethical guidelines are adhered to.
  • Once the authors have finalised the manuscript, the article is published within a week, enabling immediate viewing and citation.
  • Expert reviewers are selected and invited, and their reports and names are published alongside the article, together with the authors’ responses and comments from registered users.
  • Authors are encouraged to publish revised versions of their article. All versions of an article are linked and independently citable.
Posters, slides and documents:
  • For posters, slides and documents: Posters, slides and documents are also submitted through a single-page submission system. There are no author fees and publication is rapid, if not immediate, and fully open access. Posters, slides and documents receive a DOI (digital object identifier) and are citable after they have been checked by the AMRC Open Research editorial team.

Where can I find more information?

You can access article and document guidelines and the submission system via;

Sign up to our Researchers’ mailing list.

Send us an email with your full name and email address expressing your consent to sign up to receive email notifications about new research funding opportunities from Children with Cancer UK:


Newsletter icon
Newsletter icon

Sign up to our e-newsletter today

Sign up to our e-newsletter and receive exclusive stories straight to your inbox. You will also find out about our latest childhood cancer research news along with updates on our fundraising events, charity news and opportunities to support us. Don’t miss out!

By signing up to this newsletter I agree to receive general and financial appeal emails from Children with Cancer UK